Full Dome Shows

The Wayne State Planetarium is home to a Spitz High Definition Digital Projection System which enables us to present amazing fulldome films.    

Following is a list of the fulldome films we currently offer. Please contact us to organize a special presentation for your school group, special interest group, or community organization. We can feature any one of these films, upon your request.

Two Small Pieces of Glass 23 minutes While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe...
Oasis in Space 24 minutes Embark on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe and galaxy, and travel through our Solar System visiting all of our planets in search of water-a key ingredient for life on Earth...
Stars of the Pharaohs 35 minutes Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings....
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity 24 minutes

This cutting-edge production features high-resolution visualizations of cosmic phenomena, working with data generated by computer simulations, to bring the current science of black holes to the dome screen....

Note, we have found this show is scary to children below the fourth grade.

 Wonders of the Universe  24 minutes Peer deep into space through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope. Travel back in time to witness the birth of the Universe. See the formation of galaxies, and explore beautiful nebulae. Visit neighboring planets in our Solar System before returning to Earth.  
 Invaders of Mars

24 minutes 

 

Explore the Martian surface as seen by Earth's various spacecraft "invaders." Fly over the great chasms, canyons, and volcanoes, and descend amid the ice of a Martian polar cap, and be surrounded by swirling dust devils.  Discover a whole new world.  
Seven Wonders 30 minutes Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they have not been seen for thousands of years. We will investigate the theories of how these wonders were created and get a glimpse of some of the universe's greatest wonders.
Zula Patrol: Down to Earth 24 minutes While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been travelling back in time to Earth's prehistoric past to illegally dump her company's toxic trash. The Zula Patrollers must find and catch her, before her actions cause catastrophic consequences...
Dynamic Earth 24
minutes
Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system.With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and supercomputer simulations, follow a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.